Manchester’s growing homeless shame


The city I live in has a homeless problem. So many of our cities do – but for Mancunians, it’s been getting worse for years.

I went out for a walk around the city’s famed St Ann’s Square and was told; “Those living on the streets here have doubled in the last two years.”

It’s difficult to look these people in the face and then go home to our comfortable lives, but thousands of us do it every day.

I wrote this for the New Statesman: A picturesque square’s nighttime secret: “There are just so many homeless people now”



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